Magna says it will open a new seating manufacturing facility in Taizhou, China, to supply the Geely-Volvo Car Group.

Construction is already underway in the Jiju District of Taizhou and is due to be completed by mid-2016.

The 5,200-square-metre facility will produce complete seating systems for a small crossover utility vehicle, the first automobile to be produced from Volvo’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform.

The new facility is expected to create up to 90 new jobs. 

“We are excited to bring our latest seating technologies to the China market and build a just-in-time plant to serve our customer,” said Asia Magna Seating managing director, Jim Chen. 

Taizhou marks the fifth manufacturing facility for Magna Seating and the 33rd overall for Magna in China.

“We are committed to delivering manufacturing excellence to our customers aligned with their needs and expectations in all regions of the world,” said Magna Seating president, Mike Bisson.

“This new facility helps us support a new customer and expands our footprint in China, both of which are key to growing our global seating business.”